Oven-fried Potato Chips

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Oven-fried homemade potato chips recipe, made with thin slices of Russet potatoes, butter, and salt.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

My father, being of German and Austrian descent, loves potatoes, in every form. Years ago, he discovered in an old issue of Gourmet that he could easily make his own potato chips, without having to deep fry them. (Cue clouds parting, sunlight beaming through, and choruses of angels singing Hallelujah!)

Of course from here on out the rest of us were doomed, because these are so good that it’s really hard to not overindulge.

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These crispy thin potato slices are just divine. I call them potato chips because they taste like the best potato chips you will ever have. But I suspect that one might not classify them as a chip given their 1/8 inch thickness.

In any case, they are really really good, and like anything really really good probably shouldn’t be eaten more than once or twice a month.

Oven-fried Potato Chips Recipe

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

mandoline is the best way to get the evenly thin slices of potatoes that work well for this recipe.


  • 4 russet potatoes (or 6 Yukon gold potatoes), peeled and sliced diagonally 1/8 inch thick
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) of butter, melted (can use extra virgin olive oil instead)
  • Kosher salt to taste


1 Preheat oven and prepare baking sheet: Preheat oven to 500°F (260°C). Grease 2 large baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray. Make sure you are using sturdy baking sheets, or a flat roasting pan that can take high heat. A standard cookie sheet may warp.

2 Soak potato slices in ice water, pat dry: Place the potato slices in a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes to remove some of the excess starch. Drain. Pat the slices of potatoes dry with paper towels.

3 Put potato slices on baking sheet, brush with butter: Arrange the sliced potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheets. Use a pastry brush to brush the potato slices with melted butter.

4 Bake: Put in the oven and lower the temp to 450°F (230°C). Bake until the edges are golden brown, about 12-15 minutes, depending on your particular oven.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt to serve.

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Megan

    Wooowee. Super delish. Definitely have to watch like a hawk in the final few minutes as the line between crispy and burnt is V thin, so I plucked the crispy ones off the tray as they were done and put the rest back in the oven (a few times). Very delicious! I Tried with sweet potatoes as well but they burn quickly and it’s hard to find a middle ground between soft and burnt. Will make these agin, thank you for the recipe!


  2. Liana

    These are perfect! We did our own seasoning, but the method is perfection. I didn’t know baked chips could be this good, thank you!


  3. Hannah

    Amazing chips!! I used olive oil instead of butter, and sprinkled some dried rosemary and garlic powder on top before baking. These are so so good! Everyone in the family LOVES them!


  4. Jean

    I Found it was necessary to bake these for 1/2 hour. The potato chips turned out to be very tasty. I will be using this recipe many more times in the future.

  5. Nadine

    Sooooo good! I had to bake a little longer. The butter flavor is wonderful:)


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